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Should I download the SAS University Edition vApp or run it on Amazon Web Services Marketplace?

You can run the SAS University Edition vApp by downloading the vApp on your local computer, or you can run it in the cloud by using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

The following table lists some of the differences between the two options:

Downloaded vApp Amazon Web Services Marketplace
Requires that you install and run virtualization software, such as VirtualBox, VMWare Workstation Player, VMWare Fusion, or VirtualBox. Amazon Web Services Marketplace manages the virtualization software for you. All you need is a browser.
After you have downloaded the vApp and installed the virtualization software, you do not need an Internet connection to run SAS University Edition. You always need an Internet connection to run SAS University Edition on Amazon Web Services Marketplace.
You can access your data directly by using shared folders. You must upload any data that you want to use to Amazon Web Services Marketplace. When you terminate your AWS instance, your data is deleted.
SAS University Edition is free. SAS University Edition software is free on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. However, Amazon can charge you for usage of and storage in the instances you create. SAS University Edition is eligible for the AWS Free Tier, which is available to new users of Amazon Web Services Marketplace.